Science and Scientists in the Nineteenth Century

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DR. MURRAY, who is rector of Broughton and is distinguished as a historical writer, says: “In a sense my book forms an assault upon science, or to put it more correctly, upon the preconceptions that lie at its base far more than most F.R.S.s are aware.” It is therefore permissible that a review of it in this journal should be, in a sense, a reply; for the book is very well written, it is interesting to read, and its data are culled from a wide range of the annals of men of science themselves; hence what one must call its misconceptions are likely to impress themselves upon a fairly wide public. On the other hand, there is a great deal in it from which scientific readers cannot fail to draw a very salutary lesson.

Science and Scientists in the Nineteenth Century.

By the Rev. Robert H. Murray. Pp. xvii + 450. (London: The Sheldon Press; New York and Toronto: The Macmillan Co., 1925.) 12s. 6d. net.

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